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HealthDri Men's Reusable Heavy Briefs Gentlemen, we know the last thing you want to discuss, or advertise, is your bladder weakness.  What you need are discreet products that work . . . every time.  And hey, if it’s any consolation, you’re not alone when it comes to incontinence.  An estimated 3.4 million men experience some form of bladder weakness or urine loss – and it is especially common among men with prostate issues or other medical conditions. 

Over the years, we’ve put together a full line of tried-and-tested incontinence protection just for men.  We understand that discretion, protection and comfort are of vital importance to you.  These products are specially designed products to fit the male anatomy; have excellent absorbency and retention; and combat odors. 

Whether your bladder weakness is very light or extremely heavy, temporary or chronic, Allegro has the perfect incontinence product for you.

 Male Incontinence Protection Products

TENA for Men Incontinence Pads - Very Light to Moderate Absorbency TENA for Men – Very light to Moderate Absorbency – Model 50600 

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HealthDri Men's Reusable Heavy Briefs HealthDri Men’s Reusable Heavy Briefs – Light Absorbency – Model BH 

  

Light & Dry Underwear for Men Light & Dry Underwear for Men – Light Absorbency – Model 67900 

Shop all Salk Incontinence Products 

 

 

Depend Guards for Men Depend Guards for Men – Light to Moderate Incontinence – Model 10699 

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Attends Guards for Men - Unisize Attends Guards for Men – Light Incontinence – Model MG0400 

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Kendall SureCare Guards for Men - Super Absorbency Kendall SureCare Guards for Men – Light to Moderate Incontinence, Super Absorbency – Model 23246  

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Prevail Male Guards  Prevail Male Guards – Light, Moderate or Heavy Incontinence –  Models PV-811 and PV-812  

Shop all Prevail (First Quality) Incontinence   

TENA Men Protective Underwear - Super Plus Absorbency TENA Men Protective Underwear – Heavy Incontinence – Models 81780 and 81920

Shop all TENA SCA Incontinence Care

  

Sir Dignity Washable Brief with Built-In Protective Pouch Sir Dignity Washable Brief with Built-In Protective Pouch – Designed to hold incontinence pad or liner (sold separately) – Models 30213, 30214, 30212 and 30211  

  

Dignity Washable Men's Boxer with Built-In Protective PouchDignity Washable Men’s Boxer with Built-In Protective Pouch – Designed to hold incontinence pad or liner (sold separately) – Models 30313, 30312 and 30314   

  

Shop all Hartmann USA Dignity   

Adjustable Cunningham Clamp - NonsterileAdjustable Cunningham Clamp – Controls stress incontinence without a pad – Models 004054, 004053, 004052  

Shop all Bard Incontinence   

If you’re looking for heavier incontinence protection, check out our unisex Adult  Diapers category.  To see everything, shop our entire Incontinence Category or Shop by Condition: Incontinence.

One Touch Ultra Blue Test Strips AllegroMedical.com has been selling diabetic supplies online for more than a decade – offering huge savings to thousands of customers every day.  In fact, many people find our prices for diabetic supplies much lower than their insurance deductibles or co-pays.  Do the math!  Maybe we can save you some money.

At AllegroMedical.com you’ll find the ‘latest greatest’ along side the  ‘tried and true’ brand name glucose meters, test strips, syringes and lancets – value priced and ready for delivery to your home or office.  We also offer diabetic products designed to help you manage the side effects of diabetes, including nutrition drinks and supplements, skin care formulas, diabetic shoes and special diabetic socks.   

Allegro’s Most Popular Best Selling Diabetic Supplies

Monoject Insulin Syringe - 1ml(100 Units) 28g x 1/2" Monoject Insulin Syringe – One step peel-away packaging and tri-beveled, consistently sharp needles make this our most popular insulin syringe.  28 gauge x 1/2″ with a clear, non-glare barrel construction for precise medication measurement.

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One Touch Ultra Blue Test Strips One Touch Ultra Blue Test Strips – Fastdraw design automatically draws blood into the strip. And you only need a speck of blood! Fast results in just 5 seconds. For use with any LifeScan “Ultra” glucose meter.  Twice as accurate as DoubleSure technology!

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FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System – No coding!  Small and discreet, the FreeStyle Lite also offers the world’s smallest blood sample size, a backlight and a test strip port light.  Testing has never been easier.  If you already have the meter, get your Freestyle Lite Test Strips here!  Sign up for our Auto Re-Order program and get $1.99 shipping for life.

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Sharps Disposal by Mail System - Pro-Tec Sharps Disposal by Mail System – The ideal disposal solution for your needles, syringes and other small quantities of bio hazardous waste.  A complete system for use by facilities or individuals at home.  When the sharps container is full, just mail it away for destruction in the pre-paid postage return box! Includes a sharps container, government-approved mailback box, protective liner and a 4-part simplified tracking form.  The cost of destruction and mailing is included in the price of the product.

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Medseptic Skin Protectant Cream Medseptic Skin Protectant Cream- One of the most popular products on our site!  The Medseptic Skin Protectant is a superior moisturizer and protectant made with natural lanolin.  It is recommended for diabetic patients to help hold moisture in the skin, especially on the feet, ankles, elbows and hands.  I rub it on my feet every night and it’s heaven.  Also formulated to treat adult diaper dermatitis, denuded skin and minor burns.

Shop all Diabetic Skin Care

SensiFoot Over-the-Calf Support Socks SensiFoot Over-the-Calf Support Socks – Made by Jobst, these diabetic socks are super comfortable with a smooth toe seam and extra padding in the foot, heel and toe.  They wick away moisture with the acrylic yarns and have an antibacterial, antifungal finish.  One Allegro customer says “they’re the best socks I’ve ever owned”.  Time to stock up on socks!

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Curity Alcohol Prep Pads Curity Alcohol Prep Pads – Protection from infection for less than a penny per 2-ply prep pad.  70% isopropyl alcohol prepares the site for insertion or incision.  Curity’s alcohol prep pads are individually sealed in air-tight, poly-lined foils to minimize the chance of drying out.  Non-sterile.

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Apex 1209 Men's Ambulator Stretcher - Velcro Chukka Boot - Black Apex 1209 Men’s Ambulator Stretcher – Velcro Chukka Boot – Designed to specifically promote the healing process of an injured or wounded foot and limit stress at the areas of the foot most susceptible to pain.  Sold in left or right singles only.

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Resource Arginaid - Drink Mixes Resource Arginaid Drink Mixes – This Arginine-intensive, great tasting drink mix is specially formulated to promote healing in those recovering from burns, surgery or wounds.  Great for the dietary management of diabetic foot ulcers.

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OneTouch Logbook OneTouch Logbook – Writing your test results in a logbook and comparing them over time can show you and your doctor if your diabetes management program is working for you.  It’s also a great way to see how daily events like meals and exercise impact your blood glucose.  The OneTouch logbook is concise and easy to use – only about the size of a checkbook.

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To see everything at once, and sort by best selling, price or product name, shop all Diabetic Supplies

Shop by Condition: Diabetes

Let Allegro help you manage your diabetes and the cost of your supplies.  We appreciate your business and thank you for being an Allegro customer!  Oh, and if there is a special product you enjoy, that we don’t offer, please let us know.

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Ladies, the good news is that there are bladder protection products, trustworthy products, for every one of your incontinence needs.  And with advances in absorbent materials, TENA products just keep getting more comfortable, thinner and more reliable.  Whether your bladder weakness is very light or extremely heavy, temporary or chronic, TENA has the perfect incontinence product for you. 

The hard part is knowing which product to buy to cover the levels of absorbency you need.  Hear this:  With today’s super polymers and space-age absorbent fibers, thin doesn’t equal light protection any more than a thick pad means heavy protection.  Extra coverage, or extra length pads, don’t necessarily mean more absorbent.  You must rely on the absorbency levels.  Let us help you choose what is right for you.

Light Incontinence Protection

 

TENA Pantiliners - Light Absorbency, Regular Length TENA Serenity Pantiliners – Extra Light Absorbency, Regular Length – Model 56300

TENA Ultra Thins - Light Absorbency, Long Length TENA Ultra Thins – Light Absorbency, Long Length – Model 48200

TENA Ultra Thins - Light Absorbency, Regular Length TENA Ultra Thins – Light Absorbency, Regular Length – Model 46500

TENA Day Light Pad - White, Adhesive TENA Day Pads – Light to Moderate Absorbency – Model 62314

Moderate Incontinence Protection

 

TENA Ultra Thins - Moderate Absorbency TENA Ultra Thins – Moderate Absorbency – Model 52060

TENA Light Pads- Moderate Absorbency TENA Light Pads – Moderate Absorbency – Model 41309

TENA Moderate Absorbency Pads - Long Length, with Aloe Vera TENA Pads with Aloe Vera – Moderate Absorbency, Long Length – Model 41600

TENA Serenity Pads - Moderate Regular TENA Serenity Pads – Moderate Absorbency, Regular Length – Model 41300 or TENA Serenity – Moderate Absorbency, Regular Length – BULK PKG Model 48900 

TENA Serenity Pads - Moderate Absorbency, Long LengthTENA Serenity Pads – Moderate Absorbency, Long Length – Model 46900

TENA Day Regular Pad - Moderate Absorbency, Non-adhesive TENA Day Regular Pad – Moderate Absorbency, Non-Adhesive – Model 62418

TENA Day Plus Pad - Moderate to Heavy Absorbency, Non-Adhesive TENA Day Plus Pad – Moderate to Heavy Absorbency, Non-Adhesive – Model 62618

TENA Plus Super Absorbent Protective Underwear TENA Super Plus Protective Underwear – Moderate to Heavy Absorbency – Models 72436, 72437 and 72438

TENA Classic Plus Adult Briefs - Moderate to Heavy Absorbency TENA Classic Plus Adult Briefs – Moderate to Heavy Absorbency – Models 67713, 67714, 67813 and 67914 or TENA Small Adult Brief Model 66100

TENA Belted Undergarment - One size fits all TENA Belted Undergarment – Moderate Absorbency – Model 62900 

TENA Ultra Briefs - Moderate to Heavy Absorbency TENA Ultra Brief – Moderate to Heavy Absorbency – Models 67200, 67201, 67300, 68010

TENA Bariatric Brief - Moderate to Heavy Absorbency TENA Bariatric Briefs – Moderate to Heavy Absorbency – Models 61375, 61380 and 61385

 

Heavy Incontinence Protection

 

TENA Serenity Ultra Thin Pads - Heavy Absorbency TENA Ultra Thins – Heavy Absorbency – Model 52070

TENA Serenity Pads - Heavy Absorbency, Regular LengthTENA Serenity Pad – Heavy Absorbency, Regular Length – Model 42800 or Heavy Regular Economy Bulk Packaging – Model 49400

TENA Serenity Pads - Heavy Long, Economy Bulk TENA Serenity Pads – Heavy Absorbency, Long Length, Bulk Packaging – Model 47600

TENA - Serenity Ultimate Absorbency Pads TENA Serenity Ultimate Pads – Ultra Heavy Absorbency – Model 5000

TENA Ultimate Pads Overnight - Heavy Absorbency TENA Ultimate Pads Overnight – Ultra Heavy Absorbency – Model 57400

TENA Women Heavy Protection Underwear - Super Plus Absorbency TENA Women Heavy Protection Underwear – Super Plus Absorbency – Models 54800, 54900 and 54950

TENA Night Super Pads - Heavy Absorbency, Non-adhesiveTENA Night Super Pads – Heavy Absorbency – Model 62718

TENA Stretch Adult Diapers, Super Absorbency TENA Stretch Adult Diapers – Super Absorbency – Models 67902 , 67903 and 67902

http://www.allegromedical.com/incontinence-c525/tena-super-briefs-large-45-59-waist-size-p196796.htmlTENA Super Briefs – Nighttime, Maximum Absorbency – Models 68011, 67401 and 67501

pink ribbon iconAllegro has joined its suppliers again this year to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Early Detection by offering Pink Ribbon medical products.

How can you help? Spread the word about early detection and buy PINK!

Since 2005, our main Pink Ribbon products supplier, Medline, has donated more than half a million dollars to fund breast cancer eduction and free mammograms for those in need.  This year proceeds from the sales of the fantastic Pink 4 Wheeled Rollator and Generation Pink Gloves will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Check back to AllegroMedical.com for Medline’s cool new pink wheelchair and pink canes later this month.

There are many ways you can personally help promote awareness and promote early detection of breast cancer.  Just by wearing pink and calling attention to it, or reminding your girlfriends and loved ones to do regular self-breast exams, you are helping.  Early detection saves lives.

Hopefully someday we won’t need a Breast Cancer Awareness Month, currently “celebrating” its 25th year.  Isn’t 25 years long enough?  Let’s find a cure!  Read more about how you can help or get help at the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Medical Products for Breast Cancer Awareness 2010

Generation Pink Gloves

Generation Pink Gloves- Be part of the pink glove craze as healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, caregivers and breast cancer survivors nationwide don their pink medical gloves to help spread the message of hope and early detection.  Watch the Pink Glove Dance for inspiration!

One Mission, 3 Gloves.  Buy your pink gloves today!

Generation Pink Extra Sensitive Nitrile Exam Gloves Generation Pink Extra Sensitive Nitrile Exam Gloves – Extra tactile plus superior chemical resistance and barrier protection.

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Generation Pink Pearl Aloe Nitrile Exam Gloves Generation Pink Pearl Aloe Nitrile Exam Gloves – Nitrile’s superior chemical resistance and barrier protection PLUS an organic aloe vera lining to soothe and moisturize your hands.  Beautiful pink pearl color.

Shop all Nitrile Gloves

Generation Pink Vinyl Powder-Free Exam Gloves Generation Pink Vinyl Powder-Free Exam Gloves – Ambidextrous powder-free exam gloves with a patented third generation advanced polymer formuation for outstanding sensitivity, softness and flexibility.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Pink 4 Wheeled Rollator Breast Cancer Awareness Pink 4 Wheeled Rollator – This folding lightweight aluminum rollator with a flip-seat is decked out with a beautiful pink frame and pink ribbon logo.  You’ll be the talk of the town!  And what a great way to increase breast cancer awareness and show your support!  $10 from each sale goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Comfort Ease Bouffant Cap Breast Cancer Awareness Comfort East Bouffant Cap – Control and cover your hair with this comfortable, stylish pink bouffant cap.  Highly breathable and generously cut to ensure full coverage.

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Queasy Drops Pink - Sour Raspberry Queasy Drops Pink – Sour Raspberry – Specially formulated to relieve queasy stomachs associated with motion sickness and chemotherapy.  A portion of each sale supports the Stop Cancer – Marni Fund for Breast Cancer Reasearch.

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Royal Black Tie Arm Sling for Breast Cancer w/FREE Matching Long Cast Cover Royal Black Tie Arm Sling for Breast Cancer – A richly woven coutour black velvet arm sling with with pink ribbon.  Tres chic!  Sales support the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.  See also the Pretty In Pink Arm Sling for Breast Cancer with passionate pin sequins.  Looks gorgeous with everything from jeans to an evening gown.

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Help!  I’m hurt! 

Injuries can happen in a split second. Do you have a first aid kit handy?  Everyone should have one at home and in the car, at least, and also at work, school, church or wherever you or your kids spend time.  Be responsible. Make sure you have well-stocked first aid kits in easy-to-locate places. 

There are several types of first aid kits, designed and pre-packed to contain everything you’ll need to handle certain types of emergencies in different areas such as home, business office or vehicle.   

Types of First Aid Kits

HOME FIRST AID KITS

Invacare Basic First Aid Kit Basic First Aid Kit for Home – This super organized, inexpensive 67-piece first aid kit contains medical supplies used for common injuries such as cuts, sprains, minor burns, insect bites or splinters.  It even has a first aid instruction card.  Keep this case in an easy-to-find location out of reach of small children.  Let older children know what it is, where it is and how it is used.  Buy as many as you need to cover your bases.

CAR and TRAVEL FIRST AID KITS

Emergency First Aid Auto Kit Emergency First Aid Auto Kit – This first aid kit contains  emergency aid for your car and emergency aid for minor injuries – all in one.  It comes in a durable case and contains bandages, non-stick pads, first aid cream, wipes, alka selzer, pain relievers, tape, tire puncture sealer and a flare.  See also the Car First Aid Kit in a Black Nylon Bag

Compact First Aid Kit for Travel Compact First Aid Kit for Travel – Small and durable, this compact first aid kit is perfect for your boat, backpack, camping gear, vehicle or office.  It contains adhesive bandages, tape, various wipes, gauze pads, burn cream and aspirin.  Take it with you!

 

OFFICE FIRST AID KITS

25 Person First Aid Kit 25 Person First Aid Kits – Every office should have at least one first aid kit to cover occasional cuts and abrasions, or for emergencies affecting more individuals at once.  Choose from a plastic case or steel case.  Kits contain bandages, first aid cream, cold pack, tape, plastic forceps, gloves, pads, gauze, ammonia and more.

50 Person First Aid Kit 50 Person First Aid Kits – First Aid coverage for a mid-sized office.  Choose from plastic case or steel case.  Each kit varies slightly but basically contain a variety of bandages, pads, gauze, various wipes, ammonia, cold packs, eye wash, plastic forceps, gloves, scissors, tape and first aid guidelines.

100 - 150 Person First Aid Kit 100-150 Person First Aid Kit – First Aid coverage for a larger area or emergency preparedness.  Durable steel case is portable or can be mounted on the wall.  Contains adhesive strips, stretch bandages, gauze pads, wound dressing, adhesive tape, site bandages, iodine, cold packs, ammonia, eye pads, antiseptic, first aid creams, cotton, alcohol, peroxide, aspirin, burn spray, antacids, scissors, tweezers, gloves, tongue depressors, antibiotic, eye wash, sting relief and poison ivy relief.

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Do you know what to do if someone cuts themselves?  Read First Aid for Cuts and be ready to do the right thing!

How do you know when a cut, puncture or scrape needs advanced medical assistance? Although minor injuries rarely require a trip to the emergency room, assessing the danger and reacting appropriately can save wounds from infection or other complications.

Step-by-Step First Aid for Cuts 

Tips for Simple Wound Care summarized from Mayo Clinic Guidelines

1.  Stop the bleeding.  Apply gentle pressure with a clean bandage or cloth (or your hand if you have nothing else).  Elevate if possible and hold pressure continuously for 20 to 30 minutes.  If  the bleeding doesn’t stop, seek assistance.  Don’t try to shut off all blood flow (thus oxygen) by using a tourniquet.  They are used only for very severe injuries!  

2.  Clean the wound.  Rinse with clear water.  Keep soap out of the actual wound because it can irritate it.  If there is still dirt or debris in the wound after washing, use tweezers cleaned with alcohol to remove the particles.  If debris remains, see your doctor.  Cleaning around the wound with soap and water, plus cleaning the wound thoroughly with water reduces the risk of infection and tetanus.  No need for hydrogen peroxide, iodine or an iodine-containing cleanser.

3.  Apply an antibiotic.  After cleaning the wound, apply a thin layer of antibiotic cream or ointment to keep the wound moist.  These products discourage infection and help your body’s natural healing process, but don’t actually speed up healing per se.  Use sparingly and follow package directions carefully. If a rash appears, stop using the ointment.  Do not use on serious injuries before asking your doctor.  

4.  Cover the wound.  Bandages help keep the wound clean and the bacteria out.  After you’re out of the woods for infection, exposure to the air will speed wound healing.

5.  Change the dressing.  Change the wound dressing at least daily or whenever wet or dirty.  If you’re allergic to the adhesive bandages, switch to adhesive-free dressings or sterile gauze pads held in place with paper tape, gauze roll or a loosely applied elastic bandage.

6.  Get stitches for deep wounds.  A wound that is more than 1/4-inch deep or is gaping or jagged edged and has fat or muscle protruding usually requires stiches.  Adhesive strips or butterfly closures may hold a minor cut, but if you can’t easily close the wound, see your doctor as soon as possible to reduce the risk of infection.

7.  Watch for signs of infection.  See your doctor if the wound isn’t healing or you notice any redness, increasing pain, drainage, warmth or swelling.

8.  Get a tetanus shot.  Docs recommend you get a tetnus shot every 10 years. If your wound is dirty or deep and you haven’t had a shot for more than 5 years, you may need a tetanus booster.

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Do you have a well-stocked first aid kit?  Read Best First Aid Kits for Home, Office and Car

When it comes to intimate skin care products, there are several notable medical supply companies that make it their business to understand your condition and create solutions to improve your quality of life.  At-risk skin caused by incontinence, diabetes, infection, wounds, surgeries, dermal ulcers and other medical conditions can easily lead to much bigger problems that may be easily avoided with a consistent protocol.

From pediatrics to geriatrics, Allegro Medical trusts and recommends the following skin care brands:

Best Skin Care Brands

Critic-Aid Clear AF - Antifungal Moisture Barrier ColoplastOur most popular Coloplast skin care brands include Critic-Aid,  Atrac-Tain, Sween, Baza and Bedside-Care for superior skin protection and fast healing for all skin types.

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Aloe Vesta Bundle Package ConvaTec - See our full line of ConvaTec’s Aloe Vesta and Sensi-Care brand ointments, bathing products, perineal skin cleansers, creams, barriers and anti-fungals.

 

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Shop all ConvaTec Ostomy Supplies

Shop all ConvaTec Wound Care

Medline – Shop Medline’s popular Remedy skin care line as well as old favorites such as Medseptic and Carrington for moisture barriers, skin repair creams, antifungals and protectants.

Shop all Medline Skin Care

Shop all Medline Incontinence

Shop all Medline Catheters

Shop all Medline Personal Care

Shop all Medline Diagnostic Products

Shop all Medline Wound Care

Coloplast, ConvaTec and Medline are only three of the 100’s of great brands at AllegroMedical.com

Shop all Skin Care products and brands, or see varied products under “Shop by Condition”  Skin Condition, DiabetesDermal Ulcers, Incontinence, Athletes Foot, Diaper Rash and Bedridden.

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Changes in weather, back-to-school germs, commuter travel, jobs in health care, stress and allergies are just a few of the factors working against you in the cold- and flu-avoidance areas.  Bottom line, if your immune system is shaky and you hang around a lot of people, you’re wide open for a virus.   And if you’re a stressed out school nurse that takes the train to work, well, um . . . good luck.  :)

The key to prevention is protection.  But with more than 200 strains of cold virus and three types of  flu viruses floating around it’s no wonder that so many people catch these highly contagious bugs.  All you have to do is inhale infected air, share infected items or touch tainted surfaces then touch your hands to your nose, eyes or mouth and BAM, the virus is yours.  Flu shots are formulated to prevent Types A and B viruses, but can’t touch Type C.  And the common cold, well, the causes of 30% to 50% of adult colds remain a mystery.

Allegro’s Cold/Flu Season Category has a wide selection of products to help prevent and relieve cold and flu symptoms.  Ideal for everyone from individuals to caregivers, schools, offices, stores, clinics, homes and hospitals – it’s time for everyone to take stock and be prepared.

Cold and Flu Products

 

IsaGel No-rinse Instant Hand Sanitizing Gel N95 Respirator Mask With Valve Breathe-Free Personal Protection Masks and Hand Sanitizers - If you are in close contact with cold or flu victims, protect yourself from inhaling virus infected droplets in the air with a face mask (level of effectiveness depends on masks rating) and keep your hands sanitized to provide the first level of protection against viruses.

 

Invacare Nitrile Powder-Free Exam Gloves Exam Gloves- Gloves provide protection from viruses that can survive on surfaces – especially in health care and caregiver settings.  Keep a box handy also for household chores, messes and hobbies.  Great for changing the oil, gardening, cleaning, pet clean-up and much more.

 

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Cool Colors Digital Thermometers Cold & Flu Diagnostic Products- With flu comes fever, which is likely the easiest way to distinguish between a flu and a cold.  What’s your temperature?  Also find tongue depressors, otoscopes and other diagnostic products for kids and adults alike.  Say ahhhhhhh.

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Thermotex Infrared Heating Pad - 17" x 15" - TTS Platinum Pain Relief / Comfort – Stock up on products that will help you feel better if that ol’ flu or cold bug catches you.   Heating pads, cooling pads and fluffy slippers, mostly.

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Pacifica Nebulizer (Piston Powered) Ultrasonic, Cool-Mist Humidifier, 3500X Respiratory/Breathing Products – Loosen tight chests and ease your breathing with humidifiers, vaporizors and nebulizers.

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Agion SilverClene24 Disinfectant Kills Around The Clock Surface Sanitizers / Disinfectants – These hospital-grade disinfectants and surface sanitizers kill bugs and bacteria you didn’t know existed.  Wipe down counters, walls, bannisters, door knobs, desks, tables and other surfaces in the home, office, clinic or school to keep everyone safe.  Read product descriptions and directions carefully!

 

Tri-Buffered Aspirin - 325 mg Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications – Generic and name brand aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, nausea relief, cough syrup, Mucinex, naproxen sodium, sleep aids and more.  Super values.  Stock up today!

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Still looking?  Shop by Condition: Cold / Flu

Please try to stay well!  And remember to ask you doc if you should get a flu shot.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1685 times . . . “If you, your loved one or your patient is having a hard time doing something for themselves or getting somewhere on their own, we probably have an adaptive product to help.”  

Out of the 1600+ products in our Daily Living Aids Category, the ones listed below are our most popular – at least as of today anyway.  Popularity can be fleeting so check back often.  When you click on the category link, the products are automatically displayed in order of bestselling.

Top 10 Daily Living Aids

Aluminum Reacher with Magnetic Tip

Aluminum Reacher with Magnetic Tip – Watch out, you may be expected to pick up after yourself if you own this reacher!  Light in the hand and light on the wallet this aluminum reacher is affordable enough to keep one in every room.

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Toothette Plus Oral Swabs with Sodium Bicarbonate Toothette Plus Oral Swabs with Sodium Bicarbonate  – Toothettes with sodium bicarbonate nutralize acidity in the mouth, remove debris and mucous and stimulate the gums.  Refreshing for anyone who’s not able to brush.  Another top Toothette is the  Toothette Oral Swabs with Dentifrice – Mint Flavored

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Easi-Grip Long Reach Gardening Set + Arm Support Cuff Long Reach Gardening Set + Arm Support Cuff – Reach those weeds with ease with a long handle ergonomic Easi-Grip cultivator, fork, trowel and hoe.  Includes an arm support cuff.  Ideal for all gardeners!

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AZ-1 Portable Automotive Hand Control System AZ-1 Portable Automotive Hand Control System  – These Colours portable car hand controls are made for use on automatic transmission vehicles for drivers who don’t have the use of their legs.  Use them if you’re planning a trip or using a rental car.  They collapse for easy storage.

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Big Lamp Switch Big Lamp Switch – Who needs a clapper when you have a big lamp switch?  This three-spoked knob makes turning on and off your lamp (fits most standard lamps) a lot easier.  Great for arthritic hands.  Spring for the pack of 3 if you have several lamps. 

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Transfer Board - Wood Transfer Board – Wood - This beautiful, smooth wood transfer board ensures a smooth transfer from wheelchair to chair, car, couch or toilet.  Choose from various sizes and optional cutout handles for easy carrying and gripping. Holds up to 440 lbs.

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UpEasy Lifting Cushion - UpLift Seat Assist UpEasy Lifting Cushion – UpLift Seat Assist - Gently sit and gently rise from your chair or sofa with this handy lifting cushion.  Safe and easy to use, it will lift up to 80% of your body weight.  Folds flat for easy transport and travel.  Take it to church or the theatre!

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Deluxe Overbed Table Deluxe Overbed Table – Adjusts from 30″ to 45″ with one hand for the optimal height to slurp your soup or work your cross-word puzzle in bed.  Features a heavy duty frame and an oversized top.  Holds up to 100 lbs.  Now that’s some heavy stew! 

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BedCane Bed Rail BedCane Bed Rail - No matter which side of the bed you wake up on, this bed rail will be there to provide the support you need to get up and out.  Great for fall prevention!  Easily adjusts in height to fit your mattress on any size home or hospital bed.  Buy one and we’ll throw in a FREE pocket organizer that fits over the bed rail.  A hidey hole for all your goodies.

Swinging Door Hinge - Offset Door Hinges w/ Brass Finish Swinging Door Hinge – Offset Door Hinges w/ Brass Finish - A brilliant and very affordable way to widen your doors an extra 2″ without remodeling.   These swinging door hinges make way for wheelchairs and walkers (and maybe even that big piano you’re trying to move out of the parlor) by swinging the door completely clear of the opening. 

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There you have it folks – our Top 10 Most Popular Daily Living Aids as of… well, as of when I started writing this.  Popularity changes and new products are added so check the Daily Living Aids category for today’s bestselling aids to daily living! 

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Low vision doesn’t have to put the kibosh on your independence or keep you from doing the things you love.  Imagine how your life might change with vision aids specially designed to talk you through, brighten up, magnify or navigate your way through the day.  This tour through our Shop By Condition: Blindness/Low Vision category offers hundreds of daily living products to make life easier for individuals at any level of vision impairment.

Vision Aids

 

Deluxe Floorstand Lamp Around the House  – Lamps and bulbs to help you see more of what you need to see more of.  How about a motorized duster so you don’t miss a spot when you’re dusting!

 

3M Professional Anti-Glare Filter Around the Office – Computer screen glare filters, large print keyboards, lamps and talking calculators for your office.

 

Tek Pal - Large Button TV Remote Control Big Button Vision Aids – Universal big button remote controls and large button phones let you push the right buttons. . . you big button pusher you.

 

Reizen Atomic Talking Sports Watch Talking Vision Aids – Talking clocks, wrist watches, timers, organizers, translaters, calculators, thermometers and blood pressure monitors tell you what is on the screen.  Now, if I could just get my dog to talk.

 

Blind Folding Cane Canes – Choose from several variations of folding and non-folding canes for the blind and visually impaired.

 

Pocket Braille Leather Note Book Braille Products – Braille pocket notebooks, labeler, labeling tape, watches, organizer, medication holders and phones.

 

Playing Card Holders - Clear Plastic for greater visibility - Includes 1 Deck of Cards Leisure Vision Aids – Don’t give up on that needlepoint just yet.  Low vision lighting aids and products allow you to keep enjoying your hobbies, reading, crafts and other leisure activities even when your sight is compromised.

 

Lighted Magnifying Hobby Lamp Magnifiers – Magnifying lamps and hand held magnifiers to help you see maps, phone books, reading material, needlework, craft projects and that darned small print on cans and bottles. 

 

7-Day Pill Organizer with LCD Alarm Clock Reminder Medication Aids – Reminders, organizers and magnifiers to help you take the right medication at the right time. 

 

Vision Products by Brand

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20/20 Pen BONUS PRODUCT:  These bold 20/20 Pens are extremely popular and very affordable.  The dark pen contrasts nicely with the paper and won’t bleed through.  Pick up a dozen today!

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